USC Kaufman alumnus Austyn Rich to show work at REDCAT’s NOW

July 10, 2019

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Austyn Rich performing at REDCAT | Photo by Steve Gunther

Next month, the REDCAT New Original Works Festival will close its last weekend of three with USC Kaufman alumnus Austyn Rich’s (BFA ’19) latest work, BL**DY SPAGHETTI. Rich and fellow alumnus Alvaro Montelongo (BFA ’19) will perform the work.

“Sensing an end is near, two sailors in a highly-charged room refuse to communicate with each other in this fervent and virtuosic new performance work by Austyn Rich. Remembering and honoring black and brown troops who were front-lined, BL**DY SPAGHETTI celebrates companionship, self-worth, death and unspoken love to be something worth feasting over.”

Rich presented his original work Technical Foul at last year’s REDCAT Studio, the venue’s quarterly program of original works. This year, he makes the main bill as one of the festival’s closing acts. He developed BL**DY SPAGHETTI at L.A. Dance Project’s 2245 residency earlier this summer. An early version of the work premiered at the 2245 studio, for collaborators, presenters and a small audience. Now, with a bigger stage and wider audience, Rich’s cinematic lens focuses closely on these two sailors and their intimate but distant relationship.

For tickets and more information, visit REDCAT’s NOW page.